Aurora Increases Behavioral Health Support in Sheboygan with Intensive Outpatient Program, New Plymouth Provider

October 22, 2015
Sheboygan, Wis. – Driven by a commitment to support the growing behavioral health needs of the region, Aurora Health Care is adding both an intensive outpatient program and a new psychotherapist to support the needs of the greater Sheboygan community.

The new intensive outpatient program is the fourth type of behavioral health services offered by Aurora Behavioral Health Services in Sheboygan, which also includes in-patient hospitalization, partial hospitalization and out-patient care. The intensive outpatient program is a group-based therapy focused on managing symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mood disorders.

It will include three weekly group therapy sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, located at 2629 N 7th Street in Sheboygan. Each session will be led by a member of the behavioral health team, working with patients to help them more effectively respond to life stressors.

Aurora Health Care has also added a new psychotherapist to its staff at its Plymouth Health Center. Jessica McCardell, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and clinical substance abuse counselor, will work with adults struggling with both substance abuse and anxiety disorders.

"As a community partner, we've seen the demand for behavioral health services increase over the past few years," said Dave Graebner, president of Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center. "We are continually looking for ways to expand our services, and through this new outpatient program and the addition of Jessica, we can help more people get the help they need to overcome struggles they may be experiencing."

To learn more about the new outpatient program, contact the Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center at 920-451-7894. To contact the Aurora Health Center in Plymouth, call 920-449-7000.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin's most comprehensive health care provider and the state's largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.

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